Managed about 3 miles upthe kilpatrick hills , then it started snowing againg, and I bailed out and reverted to the ready to get a bit more mileage in. Glorious out there while the sun was shining. Luckily I had the morning off today, so I missed the rush hour chaos , and just drove into work after my run, by which time it was fine.
Hoping to get out ont oWHW this weekend if the weather holds.
Managed to get 3 miles of snowy, steep hill run done then the weather deteriorated, so did the rest in the gym on tready whilst watching Murray win his match.
Rest day tomorrow ( And I really need it!).
Hoping for a decent recce/ LSR on WHW at weekend, - certainly if you get out during a sunny spell it is glorious out there, but I'm not sure how long before the ice becomes a problem on the paths as well as the pavements.
Well done to everyone managing to get out there despite the underfoot conditions.
Everyone else seems to piling in the miles, - puts me to shame, but it's a good kick up the arse to see how hard most of you guys train.
Re: missing flights -entirely our own fault, but for a while I thought we were going to get stung for £1600 extra for tickets!
Stuart- I will be doing at least one training marathon in build up to fling (Loch Katrine, which is hilly enough to be of some vague relevance). I will do it as a back to back, if all goes to plan. I did it a couple of years ago, and it's a great wee race ( but full now- sorry).I will probably do a few of the group recces , which tend to be about 4hrs/ 20 miles on theWHW. And most of the rest will be sub 20 miles, but a few 2x11mile commutes to work as doubles or back to backs should help. I'm always a lower mileage person than most. I self - destruct if I try to match the mileages most of you handle.
Spinning monday, bad night on call last night ( total about 4 hours sleep, but in dribs and drabs, the rest of the 24hr on call was spent working, so good endurance traiing in some weird way.
Intervals today on tready- 6x800 at 12-12.5 kph, which is about 5k pace. I think the faster paces are geting easier, so something is working.
Hi all- I'm back today after a week's ski trip. We missed our flight yesterday, so ended up getting back 12 hours later than expected ( and £600 poorer, having had to buy new tickets, and pay for a hotel).
Got out for a MLR- 12 miles - at lunchtime today- my legs don't feel too bad_ I've often found I get niggles when coming back after a ski trip- it's usually PF or ITBS- don't know why ( it's not as if I overdo the ski-ing, more effort/ time is spent eating and drinking!).
So- my next marathon is in march- hilly ( Loch Katrine) but it's basically a trainig run for the ultra in april. I need to get going now with the training, so am going to try to get in 2 spin sessions, plus 4 days runninng per week- I fall apart if I move up to 5 runs per week, so this is the best I can do, traiing- wise. My weekly mileages always pale in comparison to all of you guys, but I've managed to shuffle my way round a few marathons and ultras now, despite never consistently managing more thatn 30 mpw.
I've tried doing a lot of very slow miles, - not impressed by that , as I seem to just get slower, so I'm planning to do more hills and more intervals this time round...........we'll see.
Great runnnig from everyone despite what sound like horrible conditions in most of the UK last week.
Did someone describe a 3:24 marathon as slow???-That's about my 5k pace!